Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

About this Recipe

Energy balls or bites are simple to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast, a snack or for dessert. They are grain-free and have no added sugar whilst still giving you a nice protein and energy hit.  A great snack to keep in the freezer so you have something healthy to reach for instead of the biscuit tin. The chocolate orange combo makes for a real treat to enjoy with your mid morning cuppa or coffee!

Chocolate orange energy balls


  • 1 mug whole almonds
  • 2 mugs medjool dates
  • 1 orange – Zested
  • 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Blitz the almonds in a food processor until they are in very small pieces.  Destone the dates.  Add all the ingredients into the food processor. Blitz together until it forms into a sticky, pliable texture.


Step 2

Scoop out roughly dessert spoon sized portions and roll quickly into balls.  (If you take too long the chocolate will start to melt and you’ll have very messy hands!). Pop each ball on a lined baking sheet. Repeat to make evenly sized energy balls.  

Step 3

Store the energy balls in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.  I love to freeze the balls in between layers of greaseproof paper.  Take them out as required and either defrost at room temperature or in the microwave for about 10 seconds. 

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